Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at the Johnson Education Center
This gallery has on exhibit works from a variety of media, inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Marie L. Matthews Gallery is located inside a circa 1900's restored barn that is also home to D&R Greenway Land Trust.
You may visit the galleries during weekdays from 10am to 5pm, except for holidays. Please call 609.924.4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibitions are viewable in all rooms.
The video catalog of previous art shows can be found on our YouTube channel.
Top Introductory Photo - Spirit by William Vandever, Digital archival print
The Fallen and Unfallen - Trees in Peril
Exhibit will be open for viewing through December 14.
Closing reception will be held on Saturday, December 14, 3 - 6pm.
“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver” - Martin Luther
Karen McLean and Princeton Artists Alliance offer a contemporary interpretation of trees, their threats and beauty. Princeton Artists Alliance: Joanne Augustine, Hetty Baiz, Joy Barth, Anita Benarde, Zenna Broomer, Jennifer Cadoff, Rajie Cook, Clem Fiori, Thomas Francisco, Carol Hanson, Shellie Jacobson, Margaret Kennard Johnson, Nancy Kern, Charles McVicker, Lucy Graves McVicker, Harry I. Naar, James Perry, Richard Sanders, Madelaine Shellaby, Marie Sturken, Barbara Watts.
The Marie L. Matthews Gallery was named in honor of Marie L. Matthews, a noted Princeton artist. Marie Matthews lived a full life as an accomplished nature photographer, very active in philanthropic affairs. She raised a family and traveled widely. She graduated from the University of California-Berkeley and received a Masters Degree in Education from Goucher College. She served as a trustee of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Corner House Foundation, and Mothers 2 Mothers Program. The generous spirit of Marie lives on in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.
Olivia Rainbow Gallery
Named by Leslie and Chris Kuenne of Princeton in memory of their daughter Olivia, a burgeoning artist who loved the outdoors, the gallery exhibits works of children and students from pre-school through high school ages. Throughout the year, changing exhibits mirror the theme of the art displayed in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.
2013 Species on the Edge
5th grade winning art from all NJ Counties
For the statewide Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest, beginning each fall on October 1st, the children choose an endangered wildlife species that lives in NJ and research it, essentially becoming temporary wildlife biologists. They then create artwork and write an essay about their chosen species. A winner is chosen from every participating county in NJ. This winning artwork and accompanying essays, depict some of NJ’s over 80 endangered and threatened wildlife, and were chosen from over 2,000 entries. More information about the contest can be found at www.conservewildlifenj.org.
Bobcat, by Mercer County winner Lana Glisic of Riverside School
Peter Abrams and the B Home
at the Johnson Education Center
Presenting the inaugural exhibit of artist Peter Abrams' B Home at the Johnson Education Center. Peter Abrams and his crew will be assembling and demonstrating sustainable building practices in conjunction with local schools and organizations.
It's called the B Home, a hexagonal shaped structure that can have many applications, from a children's playhouse, an artist studio, to a temporary relief shelter. Its shape derives from that of honeycombs and wasps' nests.
From the B Home website:
The B Home is a conceptual modular shelter system currently being developed by Peter Abrams of Modern Metal Work LLC in partnership with EPICS of Princeton University. It represents a fast, cheap way to provide shelter and security for those in need. Unlike current approaches like tents and trailers, the B Home is also designed to support a sustainable community. It was inspired by the geometric efficiency and communal benefits of the honeycomb structure in beehives. The name has a triple meaning:
- B HOME: A plan B, an alternative home, a fall-back plan. A basic shelter for those without one.
- BE HOME: Simply a place to be, a place to rest, store modest belongings, and feel safe.
- BEE HOME: Inspired by the honey bees, whose honeycomb reminds us of the art of community and space organization.
An example of biomimicry, the B Home derives inspiration from the honeycomb of a beehive, efficiently enclosing space with a hexagonal lattice. The hexagon design provides more enclosed space in a smaller area using less materials and energy. Each unit provides a safe, comfortable and private space for individuals to sleep and store basic belongings. Together, the units form a strong, interconnected structure where utilities are efficiently shared. The B Home offers a more permanent, stable and efficient alternative to other low-cost shelter systems, as well as providing a sense of community through architecture.
Click here for directions to the Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
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